Publications

Health Care Program – 2018

The Public Policy and Education Fund (PPEF) addresses critical social, economic, racial and environmental issues facing low and moderate income New Yorkers. PPEF does the majority of its state health care advocacy work through Health Care for All New York (HCFANY), a...

Opportunities Foreclosed, Equity Denied

(Released January 8, 2018) Last year’s meager investment in pre-K — the smallest since 2014 — added just 476 new full-day seats for 4-year-olds in 14 districts. Continuing that strategy, it will take state leaders 163 years — eight generations — to meet their...

New York Perpetuates Educational Inequity on Long Island

(Released February 17, 2017) This report examines how 10 high need school districts on Long Island are impacted by the proposed 2017 Executive Budget in relation to how much they are owed under the Campaign for Fiscal Equity statewide settlement of 2007. The report...

Where is My Pre-K?: Looking at Pre-K Access on Long Island

(Released March 7, 2016) In 2014, Governor Cuomo promised to provide a “blank check” to all districts that wanted to offer full day pre-K. New York City received funding to provide full day pre-K to all the four-year olds that want to attend. However, the rest of the...

No Appetite to Educate: Stacking the Deck Against Children in Poverty

(Released February 17, 2016) Only in the United States, Israel and Turkey do students in poorer communities have lower teacher/student ratios than in those serving more privileged students. Within the United States, New York State is a leader in educational...